Full Doctoral Scholarships at Central European University (CEU)

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  • Fully Funded
  • 1 February 2017

Central European University in Budapest, Hungary is a graduate-level “crossroads” university where faculty and students from more than 100 countries come to engage in interdisciplinary education, pursue advanced scholarship, and address some of society’s most vexing problems. It is accredited in both the United States and Hungary, and offers English-language Master’s and doctoral programs in the social sciences, the humanities, law, management and public policy.

For the 2017-2018 Academic Year you can apply to each track of the PhD Program in Political Science with separate application forms. You can access the application forms on CEU's main admission website, or on the links below.

Application Form - PhD in Political Science, Comparative Politics track Application Form - PhD in Political Science, Political Economy track Application Form - PhD in Political Science, Political Theory track Application Form - PhD in Political Science, International Relations track Application Form - PhD in Political Science, Public Policy track

The Doctoral School encourages you to select carefully the track where you apply. Please familiarize yourself with the profile of each track within the doctoral program to find the one that suits your research proposal the best. We encourage you to submit your application to no more than two different tracks.


Applicants must:

  • have a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in a related field from a recognized university or institution of higher education,
  • not be simultaneously enrolled in other institutions of higher education,
  • demonstrate proficiency in English by submitting standardized English language test scores, e.g., the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or other substitute tests


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Doctoral students are eligible to receive a full CEU Doctoral Scholarshipfor up to three years that covers all tuition fees and a generous living allowance for up to three years. Numerous additional funding opportunities exist, such as the Doctoral Research Support Grant Program, the Erasmus Mobility Scheme, and various research and travel funds.

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